Now that the weather is all wintery again (big sad smile) the sewing machine called and I got to work on my version of the Greek Cross quilt.
These blocks are so quickly assembled and are really fun to make as they have a bit of everything, a bit of HST, a few rectangles and a square.
I had the top finished quickly and my original plan was to pretty much make it like Faith did but when the top was done I was not happy, no not at all. It looked dull, absolutely dull. So I decided a border would be the solution and started auditioning various fabrics I had in my stash for a few days until I settled on a combination of two border fabric; a narrow one of purple and white dots (Kaffe Fasset dots) to brighten everything up and then a wide one of Lilac Rose. It took all my courage to cut further into Lilac Rose but I found an online shop that still stocked a few yards of it and I quickly bought them all (big sigh...... )
Once the border(s) were attached the quilt became a whole new quilt with a totally different rather cheerful mood which is what I was after in the first place. What do you think ?
The backing fabric will be another print that I cherish and have had in my stash for a while. I bought it at Tikki Ltd almost two years ago and decided that now was the time to use it. But that I will reveal only when the quilt is done. But you are welcome to guess; it is another Kaffe Fassett print and the base colour is duck egg.
Speak to you soon !